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Keystone Institute India 2017 Events Schedule

January 12, 2017
The Power of Roles: A One Day Orientation Course on Social Role Valorization
Location: Kolkata, West Bengal
Venue: Floatel Eco-Hotel/ 9 am–5:30 pm
Contact Information: Ms. Bindu Sengar bsengar @ keystonehumanservices.org

This brief but intensive one day training course introduces participants to the principles of Social Role Valorization. Social Role Valorization (SRV) is a high-order framework for understanding the phenomenon of social devaluation, oppression, and marginalization of groups and classes of people within society. The principles help us explore the common life experiences, or “wounds”, of people living on the margins of society, or who have been outright abandoned and rejected, and the impacts of these wounds on individual people and on society. It also outlines ways in which we can assist people to have full, rich, and meaningful lives.  It is just being introduced across India, and national leaders, practitioners, and families are finding it extraordinarily strengthening, helpful, and eye-opening.

Although the workshop is by invitation only, we welcome inquiries and may be able to offer spaces. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Autism Society of West Bengal, Transcendent Knowledge Society, Riddhi Society, The National Trust, and The Hans Foundation.

March 6, 2017
The Power of Roles: A One Day Orientation Course on Social Role Valorization
Location: Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
Venue/Time: TBD/ 9 am–5:30 pm
Contact Information: Ms. Bindu Sengar bsengar @ keystonehumanservices.org

This brief but intensive one day training course introduces participants to the principles of Social Role Valorization. Social Role Valorization (SRV) is a high-order framework for understanding the phenomenon of social devaluation, oppression, and marginalization of groups and classes of people within society. The principles help us explore the common life experiences, or “wounds”, of people living on the margins of society, or who have been outright abandoned and rejected, and the impacts of these wounds on individual people and on society. It also outlines ways in which we can assist people to have full, rich, and meaningful lives.  It is just being introduced across India, and national leaders, practitioners, and families are finding it extraordinarily strengthening, helpful, and eye-opening.

Although the workshop is by invitation only, we welcome inquiries and may be able to offer spaces. This workshop is co-sponsored by Satya Special School, The National Trust, and The Hans Foundation.

March 15, 2017
The Power of Roles: A One Day Orientation Course on Social Role Valorization
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan
Venue/Time: Zone-By-The-Park Hotel / 9:30 am–5:00 pm
Contact Information: Ms. Bindu Sengar bsengar @ keystonehumanservices.org

This brief but intensive one day training course introduces participants to the principles of Social Role Valorization. Social Role Valorization (SRV) is a high-order framework for understanding the phenomenon of social devaluation, oppression, and marginalization of groups and classes of people within society. The principles help us explore the common life experiences, or “wounds”, of people living on the margins of society, or who have been outright abandoned and rejected, and the impacts of these wounds on individual people and on society. It also outlines ways in which we can assist people to have full, rich, and meaningful lives.  It is just being introduced across India, and national leaders, practitioners, and families are finding it extraordinarily strengthening, helpful, and eye-opening.

Although the workshop is by invitation only, we welcome inquiries and may be able to offer spaces. This workshop is co-sponsored by Asha Ka Jarma, The National Trust, and The Hans Foundation. It will feature international and national SRV leaders providing leadership and facilitation.

March 28, 2017
The Power of Roles: A One Day Orientation Course on Social Role Valorization
Location: Ashish Centre, Dwarka, New Delhi NCR
Time: 9 am–5:30 pm
Contact Information: Ms. Bindu Sengar bsengar @ keystonehumanservices.org

This brief but intensive one day training course introduces participants to the principles of Social Role Valorization. Social Role Valorization (SRV) is a high-order framework for understanding the phenomenon of social devaluation, oppression, and marginalization of groups and classes of people within society. The principles help us explore the common life experiences, or “wounds”, of people living on the margins of society, or who have been outright abandoned and rejected, and the impacts of these wounds on individual people and on society. It also outlines ways in which we can assist people to have full, rich, and meaningful lives.  It is just being introduced across India, and national leaders, practitioners, and families are finding it extraordinarily strengthening, helpful, and eye-opening.

Although the workshop is by invitation only, we welcome inquiries and may be able to offer spaces. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Ashish Centre, The National Trust, and The Hans Foundation.

March  29-30, 2017
SRV Implementation: Planning Tools for Inclusive Practice
Location: Action for Autism, Delhi
Venue/Time: TBD/9:30 am–5 pm each day
Contact Information: Ms. Bindu Sengar bsengar @ keystonehumanservices.org

This workshop will provide practical, inclusive planning tools for those who wish to assist people with disabilities to move towards more inclusive lifestyles. Planning for work and career, home, recreational life, and relationship strengthening are just a few of the life spheres that can be addressed through these engaging, team-based inclusive tools. Several important tools will be introduced, and each participant will have the opportunity for practical, hands-on experience using these creative and colorful ways to envision the future and move towards it.

Although the workshop is by invitation only, we welcome inquiries and may be able to offer spaces. This workshop is co-sponsored by Action for Autism, with support from The National Trust and The Hans Foundation. As this is an “SRV Implementation” workshop, all participants must have some prior introduction to Social Role Valorization.  A mini-course will be offered to those coming without such experience.

March 31, 2017
The Power of Roles: A One Day Orientation Course on Social Role Valorization
Location: Ashish Centre, Dwarka, New Delhi NCR
Time: 9 am–5:30 pm
Contact Information: Ms. Bindu Sengar bsengar @ keystonehumanservices.org

This brief but intensive one day training course introduces participants to the principles of Social Role Valorization. Social Role Valorization (SRV) is a high-order framework for understanding the phenomenon of social devaluation, oppression, and marginalization of groups and classes of people within society. The principles help us explore the common life experiences, or “wounds,” of people living on the margins of society, or who have been outright abandoned and rejected, and the impacts of these wounds on individual people and on society. It also outlines ways in which we can assist people to have full, rich, and meaningful lives.  It is just being introduced across India, and national leaders, practitioners, and families are finding it extraordinarily strengthening, helpful, and eye- opening.

Although the workshop is by invitation only, we welcome inquiries and may be able to offer spaces. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Ashish Centre, The National Trust, and The Hans Foundation.

May 23, 2017 (tentative)
The Power of Roles: A One Day Orientation Course on Social Role Valorization
Location: Bangalore
Time: 9 am–5:30 pm
Contact Information: Ms. Bindu Sengar bsengar @ keystonehumanservices.org

This brief but intensive one day training course introduces participants to the principles of Social Role Valorization. Social Role Valorization (SRV) is a high-order framework for understanding the phenomenon of social devaluation, oppression, and marginalization of groups and classes of people within society. The principles help us explore the common life experiences, or “wounds,” of people living on the margins of society, or who have been outright abandoned and rejected, and the impacts of these wounds on individual people and on society. It also outlines ways in which we can assist people to have full, rich, and meaningful lives.  It is just being introduced across India, and national leaders, practitioners, and families are finding it extraordinarily strengthening, helpful, and eye- opening.

Although the workshop will be by invitation only, we welcome inquiries and may be able to offer spaces. This workshop is co-sponsored by The National Trust, and The Hans Foundation.

May 25-26, 2017
SRV Implementation: Planning Tools for Inclusive Practice
Location: Bangalore
Venue/Time: TBD / 9:30 am–5 pm each day
Contact Information: Ms. Bindu Sengar bsengar @ keystonehumanservices.org
Organizing Partner: Bubbles Center for Autism

This workshop will provide practical, inclusive planning tools for those who wish to assist people with disabilities to move towards more inclusive lifestyles. Planning for work and career, home, recreational life, and relationship strengthening are just a few of the life spheres that can be addressed through these engaging, team-based inclusive tools. Several important tools will be introduced, and each participant will have the opportunity for practical, hands on experience using these creative and colorful ways to envision the future and move towards it.

Although the workshop is by invitation only, we welcome inquiries and may be able to offer spaces. This workshop is co-sponsored by Bubbles Autism Center, with in partnership with The Hans Foundation. As this is an “SRV Implementation” workshop, all participants must have some prior introduction to “Social Role Valorization”.  A mini-course will be offered to those coming without such experience.

August 12, 2017
A Dialogue — From Segregation to Inclusion — The Way Forward
Location: Kolkata, West Bengal
Venue/Time: The Lion’s Den, 10 am–2 pm
Contact Information: Ms. Amrita Roy Chowdhury amritarc@gmail.com or Ms. Tomalika Roy +91-8336906363; +91-9830345212
Organizing Partners: Transcendent Knowledge Society (lead), Down Syndrome Federation India, New Julian Day Mission, Lion’s Society of Calcutta

This interactive session is designed to bring awareness to the importance of inclusion & competency enhancement of people with disabilities. Our dialogues will focus on mapping the path for independent community-based living with innovative ideas for sustenance and impact. There will be a panel of eminent speakers from different fields working with people with disabilities from across India

Although the dialogue and workshop is by invitation only, we welcome inquiries and TKS may be able to offer spaces. This workshop is co-sponsored by Keystone Institute India and The Hans Foundation

September 16, 2017
The Power of Roles: A One Day Orientation Course on Social Role Valorization
Location: Chennai
Venue/Time: Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM)
Contact Information: Ms. Bindu Sengar bsengar @ keystonehumanservices.org
Organizing Partner: BALM

This brief but intensive one day training course which introduces participants to the principles of Social Role Valorization. Social Role Valorization (SRV) is a high - order framework for understanding the phenomenon of social devaluation, oppression, and marginalization of groups and classes of people within society. The principles help us explore the common life experiences, or “wounds”, of people living on the margins of society, or who have been outright abandoned and rejected, and the impacts of these wounds on individual people and on society. It also outlines ways in which we can assist people to have full, rich, and meaningful lives.  It is just being introduced across India, and national leaders, practitioners, and families are finding it extraordinarily strengthening, helpful, and eye- opening.

Although the workshop is by invitation only, we welcome inquiries and may be able to offer spaces. This workshop is co-sponsored by BALM and The Hans Foundation. It will feature international and national SRV leaders providing leadership and facilitation.

September 18–22, 2017
Family Facilitator Circle
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka
Venue: Bubbles Centre for Autism
Contact Information: Ms. Bindu Sengar bsengar @ keystonehumanservices.org

This intensive mentoring event pairs family members together with experienced futures planning experts to engage in authentic planning processes for 6 people with disability and their support circles.  Over the course of 5 days, each participant will co-facilitate the PATH planning process for and with a young person with disability and his/her family, alongside an experienced facilitator.  In participating, each person will have the opportunity to serve as a resource as well as to gain significant experience in using the PATH tool in discovering a full and rich future for a person they care deeply about. These skills will then be offered to support other families as the impact of the Facilitator Circle grows.

This course/experience is closed to registration at this time. However, similar experiences can be designed for other family groups if there is interest and a background in person-centered tool.  Please contact Ms. Bindu Sengar at bsengar @ keystonehumanservices.org for more information about this experience.

November 11, 2017
DISHA National Conference on Ability, Diversity, Access and Inclusion: Multiple Possibilities and Prospects
Conference Theme: Ability Continuum, Diversity, Access and Inclusion: Multiple Possibilities and Prospects
Conference Organizers: “Disha—A Resource Centre for Multiple Disabilities” in association with Confederation Indian Industries (CII), Supported by Rehabilitation Council of India.

Keystone Institute India is providing the Keynote address on November 11, 2017 as follows:

Pathways to the Good Indian Life: The Promise and Practice of Social Role Valorization

International consultant and expert Elizabeth “Betsy” Neuville has been lighting fires of potential and possibility across India bringing the ideas of “SRV” to those working by with and for people with developmental and psychosocial disabilities. In this brief but potent address, Betsy will discuss the elements of SRV theory that are galvanizing leaders, impassioning advocates, sparking ideas for practitioners, and giving a framework to structuring effective services that lift up and empower people with disability and their families.

November 17, 2017
The Power of Roles: A One Day Orientation Course on Social Role Valorization
Location: Chennai
Venue/Time: Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM)
Contact Information: Ms. Bindu Sengar bsengar @ keystonehumanservices.org
BALM

This brief but intensive one day training course which introduces participants to the principles of Social Role Valorization. Social Role Valorization (SRV) is a high - order framework for understanding the phenomenon of social devaluation, oppression, and marginalization of groups and classes of people within society. The principles help us explore the common life experiences, or “wounds”, of people living on the margins of society, or who have been outright abandoned and rejected, and the impacts of these wounds on individual people and on society. It also outlines ways in which we can assist people to have full, rich, and meaningful lives.  It is just being introduced across India, and national leaders, practitioners, and families are finding it extraordinarily strengthening, helpful, and eye- opening.

Although the workshop is by invitation only, we welcome inquiries and may be able to offer spaces. This workshop is co-sponsored by BALM and The Hans Foundation. It will feature international and national SRV leaders providing leadership and facilitation.

December 5–8, 2017
Valued Lives: A Three Day Foundational Workshop on Social Role Valorization
Location: Delhi
Venue/Time: Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM) / 9 am–6 pm each day
Contact Information: Ms. Bindu Sengar bsengar @ keystonehumanservices.org
Organizing Partner: Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health
Sponsoring Partners: The Hans Foundation, The National

Be a part of India’s future in designing, supporting, and envisioning responsive, respectful, and individualized support to assist people with disabilities to have access to full and meaningful lives– join us for the foundational ideas which will drive change and set the stage for the future.

We invite you to take part in an intensive and impactful training workshop which introduces participants to the principles of Social Role Valorization. Social Role Valorization (SRV) is a high-order framework for understanding the phenomenon of social devaluation, oppression, and marginalization of groups and classes of people within society.  The principles explore the common life experiences, or wounds, of people living on the margins of society, or who have been outright abandoned and rejected, and the impacts of these wounds on individual people and on  society.

The workshop also explores, in ten themes,   ways to help lift people out of devaluation, including strategies that work on the level of marginalized people themselves, and the family, neighborhood/community, and societal level.  The workshop is conducted using significant lecture-style presentation, video and photographic examples, as well as small group exploration and discussions.

Social Role Valorization is the successor theory to Normalization, and is based on the work of Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger.  Normalization and “SRV”  have been taught and used widely in the US,  Canada, Australia, New Zealand,  and many parts of Europe for decades, and have served as a strong foundation for the de-institutionalization movement , the development of community services, family empowerment, citizen advocacy, and self-advocacy for people with disabilities.  It has broad application across many fields of human services, and has been a powerful source of strength, guidance and inspiration for advocates, families, workers who have closely allied themselves with people with disabilities, government and NGO leaders, social change advocates and professionals.

“SRV” has been widely used as a framework for the development of community services in western countries, as well as Australia and New Zealand. There has been a strong impact in parts of Eastern Europe as post-soviet countries seek to find alternatives to institutions with a strong and positive impact. It is a significant time commitment – and participants should plan to attend the entire workshop, as the material is very sequential in nature.

Because this is only the second workshop of its kind in India, this workshop is being offered by invitation only.  Those who successfully complete the course will be offered the opportunity to receive on-going coaching and counseling in implementation projects and strategies which participants develop as a part of the workshop. Those interested in attending should contact us so that we know of your interest.

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